Southport supporter Andrew Bostwick has been named the first Trust in Yellow Fan of the Season.
Andrew, who is an ever-present at the Merseyrail Community Stadium this season and a regular at the Sandgrounders’ away games, was announced as the award-winner at the final home match of the season against FC Halifax Town on Monday.
He was presented with a signed home shirt and a trophy having been nominated by his daughter Sophie.
“My dad has brought me up from a young age coming to watch Southport and hardly ever misses a game,” said Sophie.
"He works seven days a week but always makes time and space so he can come and watch Southport. The club means so much to him and works very hard to get to the matches.
“He always goes to away games and will find transport to get there to see his favourite players.
“My dad has always been by my side and no matter what he will make time to go and watch Southport play.
“He always goes for a beer at the club before the match to talk to other fans which he really loves doing.”
Andrew is pictured receiving his award from Trust chairman Alan Scarisbrick and daughter Sophie.
The Trust introduced the award this season as a way of recognising an unsung hero and a fan who demonstrates the sort of passion that sums up what it means to follow Southport.
The Trust would like to thank everyone who made a nomination for this season’s award and entries will open again at the start of the next campaign.
Apologies: Alan S, Alan J, Julia
1. Brief review of Trust’s activities during the year
Martin ran through the Trust’s activities and achievements of the past 12 months, which included:
Completing the fundraising for the Trust’s share of the floodlight fund.
Providing match updates and introducing player of the month and fan of the month awards.
Providing coach travel to as many away matches as possible as well as an annual weekend away. Thanks to Alan S and Phil for organising.
Cleaning and painting of the Jack Carr Stand toilets. Thanks to Colin for his organisation and work along with all who helped.
Raising £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Research through sales of the pre-season kit masterminded by Julia Urwin.
The Trust also wished to thank Liam Watson for all his efforts and look forward to working with Alan Wright. Thanks to Alan for attending the Meet the Manager session held after the Everton friendly.
A reminder that the Trust in Yellow AGM will take place on Thursday 29 August at 7.30pm in the Grandstand Bar.
We are hoping that as many members as possible will be attending. Elections to the committee (board) and approval of the accounts will take place on the evening. All members have now been sent a calling notice and there is a form to return if you are unable to attend.